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Bound for Glory: Songs and Stories of Woody Guthrie
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produced by Millard Lampell (Folkways Records, 1956), 42 mins
"Woody's songs have a way of taking hold, because they speak in the voice of the people that you can't beat down, you can't scare and you can't starve out. They are songs with the rhythm of work in them, with the echo of anger against poverty and meanness. Songs filled with the determination of a people to damn...
produced by Millard Lampell (Folkways Records, 1956), 42 mins
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Folk Ballads of the English-Speaking World
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1956), 50 mins
Here, singer and collector Paul Clayton performs fifteen texts collected in The Viking Book of Folk Ballads, including historical ballads to songs about tabloid crime. Rather than reproducing previous traditional singers' performances exactly, Clayton himself enters the "folk process" by combining texts and mel...
produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1956), 50 mins
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Folksongs and Ballads of Virginia
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1956), 29 mins
Massachusetts native Paul Clayton spent his college years at the University of Virginia collecting songs and writing a thesis about Child ballads found in the state. Clayton selected these songs from his own fieldwork recordings, and Kenny Goldstein supplies the album's extensive liner notes.
produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1956), 29 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 46 mins
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Love Songs for Friends and Foes
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 52 mins
Inspired by a famous poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay, the title of this album organizes its material into songs that celebrate love between individuals as well as songs that express a love for humankind but hatred for intolerance and war.
(Folkways Records, 1956), 52 mins
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Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 3
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produced by Harvey Cort, fl. 1962-1969 (Dyer-Bennet Records, 1956), 37 mins
produced by Harvey Cort, fl. 1962-1969 (Dyer-Bennet Records, 1956), 37 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 23 mins
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written by Ben Lucien Burman (Folkways Records, 1956), 54 mins
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Street Cries and Creole Songs of New Orleans
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 20 mins
On this unique album, Adelaide van Wey sings Creole songs in the distinctive patois of New Orleans and performs street cries from the eastern United States. Zither accompaniment adds an enigmatic touch to each rhyme.
(Folkways Records, 1956), 20 mins
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Studs Terkel's Weekly Almanac: Radio Programme, No. 4: Folk Music and Blues
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produced by Studs Terkel, 1912-2008 (Folkways Records, 1956), 55 mins

Studs Terkel, the late great oral historian, was actually one of the first disc jockeys in the country to play folk recordings. Here he interviews two giants of the American music scene, Pete Seeger and Big Bill Broonzy, who also perform a variety of folk songs and blues.

produced by Studs Terkel, 1912-2008 (Folkways Records, 1956), 55 mins
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